British Airways has announced that it is introducing new identification requirements on all UK domestic flights from 1 September 2023.
The airlines states:
Starting from 1 September 2023, it will be necessary for you to carry valid photographic identification when embarking on UK domestic flights. This identification will be requested at specific points during your journey. Kindly note that failure to provide this identification could result in being unable to proceed with your travel plans.
While a passport is not mandatory for domestic travel within the UK, it is important to carry a form of photographic ID when flying with us. Acceptable forms of ID include:
Valid driving license, either provisional or full
Valid EU national identity card
Valid armed forces identity card
Valid police warrant card or badge.
For children under the age of 16, identification is not mandatory when traveling on domestic flights. However, the accompanying adult must possess photographic identification and be able to verify their own identity.
For unaccompanied children aged 14 and 15, identification will be required when traveling on domestic flights.
If you’re unsure what documents you need when travelling, speak to your travel consultant when booking your next trip.